Delegate Luke Torian is a community leader in Prince William County. He has played a major role in several organizations including Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), an organization designed to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in the community. He is one of the founders of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), an organization dedicated to making change on social justice issues. He also served on the Cardinal Bank Advisory Board from 2000 to 2003.
Delegate Torian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Winston-Salem State University. He then continued his education by pursuing graduate studies at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, then earning a Masters of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In 1987, Delegate Torian earned a Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the School of Divinity at Howard University.
In 1997, he received the Prince William County Human Rights Commission Award for facilitating The Color of Fear, a dialogue on race relations. Delegate Torian has received Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Citizen of The Year Award on two occasions. In 2003, Dr. John Maxwell, renowned expert in leadership development, selected Delegate Torian as one of 50 leaders from across the country to participate in a special leadership institute in Atlanta, GA.
Delegate Torian currently serves as the Pastor of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries. He lives in Woodbridge with his wife Clarice who recently retired after 34 years in public education. Their daughter, Constance, is a fourth year student at the University of Virginia.